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Commandments

Posted: Saturday, March 26

Pastor Dennis Daywitt // Children's Pastor

Pastor Dennis Daywitt // Children's Pastor

One Year Bible Reading Guide:

Deuteronomy 5:1-6:25
Luke 7:11-35
Psalm 68:19-35
Proverbs 11:29-31 

 

Verse of the day:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. (Deuteronomy 6:5)


Deuteronomy chapter 5 contains the Ten Commandments.  Without looking can you say them all?  Can you say them all in order?  Back in my early years as a children’s pastor I was teaching the children the Ten Commandments and the curriculum I was using had a “code” to help the kids remember the order of the Ten Commandments.  It has helped me all these years to keep them in order.  Maybe it will help you. Here it is.

 

 

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The upper case letters stand for the key words – Gods, Idols (or Images), Vain, Sabbath, Father & Mother, Murder, Adultery, Stealing, Lying and Envy (another word for coveting).  The Ten Commandments are as follows.

 


   
1) “You shall have no other gods before me.” Deuteronomy 5:7 (NIV)


2) “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.” Deuteronomy 5:8 (NIV)


3) “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless


    who misuses his name.” Deuteronomy 5:11 (NIV)   “Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain….” (KJV)


4) “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the Lord your God has commanded you.” Deuteronomy 5:12 (NIV)


5) “Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the Lord your God is giving you.” Deuteronomy 5:16 (NIV)


6) “You shall not murder.” Deuteronomy 5:17 (NIV)


7) “You shall not commit adultery.” Deuteronomy 5:18 (NIV)


8) “You shall not steal.” Deuteronomy 5:19 (NIV)


9) “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” Deuteronomy 5:20 (NIV)


10) “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or  land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Deuteronomy 5:21 (NIV)

 

 

But to just memorize them is not enough.  Deuteronomy 5:32 &33 say to “…be careful to do what the Lord your God has commanded you…” and to “Walk in obedience….”  We must obey the Ten Commandments.  Deuteronomy 6:5 says “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”  We must obey and love God.  In John 14:15 Jesus links these together when He says “If you love me, keep my commands.”  Chapter 6 gives us further instructions as to what to do with the Commandments.  We are to 1) have them upon our hearts, 2) impress them on our children, 3) talk about them often and 4) do everything to help us and others to remember and obey them. (vv. 6-9).  They are that important.